The eighth grade traveled to Newton Country Day School on Tuesday, December 4, to participate in their annual Christmas Service Project with the eighth grade of NCDS to support the "Spirit of Sharing." The program, sponsored by St. Patrick's Parish of Lawrence, MA, under the leadership of Fr. Paul O'Brien, benefits the thousands of people in that community who lack the financial means to provide their children with Christmas gifts. The eighth graders sorted their unwrapped gifts into bags after listening to Fr. O'Brien speak to them about the poverty in Lawrence and the added trauma and physical suffering caused by the natural gas explosions in September. The gathering concluded with a paper building competition enjoyed by all. The eighth grade wishes to thank Fr. O'Brien for coming to speak with them as well as the students and faculty of Newton Country Day School for their cordial hospitality.